Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

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Cookie Exchange Recipe Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Cookies for Kids Cancer Events

Glad Cookies For Kids Cancer Cookie Exchange

Hosting a cookie exchange for Glad Cookies for Kids Cancer

 On December 2nd I hosted a cookie exchange. It’s something I have done almost every year for the past 5 years or so.

Either I am hosting one or I am a guest at one.  It is great fun either way.

This years cookie exchange was a little different.

It was a special cookie exchange.  It would and could touch the lives of many.

Cookies for Kids stand for cookies & cures.

Cookie exchanges are great fun. You get to bake some delicious cookies, hang out with your friends and family and when everyone leaves they leave with an armful of a variety of sweet cookies to enjoy at home.

This year each one of those cookies would be making a difference in many children’s lives.

This year each one of the cookies exchanged at my Cookie Exchange would be worth a $1 donation from Glad to help find a cure for Pediatric Cancer.

And because I registered my cookie exchange event at the Cookies for Kids Cancer website OXO is going to match each one of those dollars donated by Glad.

Cookies for Kids Cancer fundraiser

Glad Cookie Exchange for Kids Cancer


Here is what my table looked like before the guests arrived. I made homemade Egg Nog  for the occasion. It was my first time making homemade egg nog. Why did I wait so long. It was delicious. 

I also had a cheese-ball and crackers so everyone could snack before we got down to the business of cookies.

My first guest arrives

My first guest.

The first guest to arrive was Michelle and her daughter Mckenzie.

Cookie Exchange supporting Glad and Cookies for Kids Cancer

My table started filling up with cookies and treats as the guest started to arrive!


After a snack of cheese we headed over to the table to sample everyone’s cookies.

Cookie party to support Cookies for Kids Cancer

Enjoying the goodies


Everyone’s cookies were great. We had a great assortment.

I made my very favorite cookie.

The Cherry Blossom Cookies are also my families favorites.

I had to agree to make another batch after the cookie exchange because my daughter Audrey was sad that all of them would be going home with the cookie swap guests. 

Christmas Cookie exchange recipes

Cherry Blossom Cookies

I also made chocolate covered Oreo Lollipops,  Peanut Butter cookies, Nestle Butterfinger Holiday Bark, and a  homemade Hot Cocoa Mix as a thank you gift for my guests to take home and enjoy.

Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Pops

Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Pops


As each guest arrived I counted the cookies and treats they had brought to exchange.

We had a whopping 330 cookies and treats.

That means Glad will donate $330 dollars to the Cookies for Kids Cancer foundation.

And OXO is going to match that so my little Cookie Exchange earned $660 dollars.

Not bad I must say! My guest were so excited to help support this very worthy cause.

I would like to encourage all my readers to get involved.

There are a few different ways you can support this cause.

  1. If you are planning to host a cookie exchange yourself this holiday season you can register your event here at the Cookies For Kids Cancer website. And for each cookie exchanged Glad will donate a dollar to the cause. Be sure when filling out the registration form  on how you learned about the event that you put OXO and each one of your cookie donations will be matched by OXO.
  2. Send a virtual cookie through the Glad website and Glad will donate a dollar.
  3. If none of those ideas interests you I have created a donation page. Any donations go directly to the Cookies For Kids foundation. 

You can donate as much or as little as you like on the Flour On My Face donation page. I’ve set a small goal of $250 for this event. It would be great if we could meet that goal. Feel free to share the link with your friends and followers on your social media.
Now for the recipe.
These are like old fashioned peanut butter cookies that I ate as a child.
Those little criss cross patterns take me back to my childhood.

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe for Cookies for Kids Cancer

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

I had a great time at my cookie exchange and the fact that just by hosting one I have helped collect donations to the Cookies For Kids Cancer and pediatric cancer research. I hope you can find it in your heart to help support this cause also and help in the fight against pediatric cancer. 


Cookie Exchange Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
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This recipe is slightly adapted from a recipe from Better Homes & Garden Special Interest Publication 2001. This is my all time favorite cookie recipe source.
Recipe type: Christmas Cookie
  • ½ cup butter ( no substitutes) softened
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ½ granulated sugar
  • ½ packed brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup peanut ground, optional
  1. Heat oven to 350’F. Beat together butter and peanut butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add both sugars, baking powder and salt, beat until combined.
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much flour as possible with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour and ground peanuts if using with a wooden spoon.
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch ball.Flatten slightly and roll in granulated sugar.
  4. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press a crisscross pattern into each cookie with a fork.
  5. Baked 10-12 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom. Let cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
  6. Makes 42-48 cookies.

Please visit the Glad Facebook page and let them know what a great thing they are doing with this program.
Connect with Cookies for Kids Cancer on Facebook.
You can connect with Cookies4Kids on Twitter.

I have partnered with The Glad Products Company through DailyBuzz to help promote their Food Storage products. I have been compensated for my time commitment to work with this product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Thank you GLAD!

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  1. LEESE says

    Beautiful gesture and fun idea!

    Been looking for a delicious peanut butter cookie….are these crispy, soft or both?

    Happy Holidays and thanks for sharing.

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